January 31, 2015
At least nine people have been killed and several others wounded during separate bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, sources say.
The Pentagon says a US-led airstrike has killed a “chemical weapons expert” working for Daesh in northern Iraq.
January 30, 2015
Daesh launched a surprise assault on Kirkuk, an oil-rich city in northern Iraq. The attacks killed at least six Peshmerga fighters, including a senior commander.
Two bombs killed 12 civilians in Baghdad Friday morning. The bombs exploded in a popular market in Bab al-Sharqi.
January 29, 2015
The New York Times is reporting that negotiations between Jordan and Isis appeared to have collapsed, citing a source in contact with Jordanian officials.
Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani announced the government demands proof of life for the Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh before they will consider a prisoner exchange for Sajida al-Rashawi.
The probe will investigate accusations made by Sunni politicians and tribal chiefs from Iraq's eastern Diyala province that pro-government militias killed more than 72 unarmed civilians who had fled clashes with Daesh.
A series of attacks occurred in and around Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, killing a total of nine people and injuring 32 others.
20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.
A senior Daesh commander has been killed together with a dozen of his comrades during a missile strike carried out by the Iraqi army in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin.
As a 24-hour deadline for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi closes without a swap deal, tensions run high in Jordan over fate of captive pilot Muath Kasasbeh, and Daesh releases a new audio recording promising "immediate" execution for both captives if new swap deadline is not met.
January 28, 2015
An Iraqi security source says members of Daesh have abducted approximately 30 people in the troubled northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
The UN food agency has warned of a looming refugee crisis across the relatively peaceful southern regions of Iraq.